Photographing the Osa: Backlighting

Photographing back-lit subjects presented similar challenges to photographing in sunflecks. But whereas I was photographing plants in sunflecks, I tended to photograph back-lit animals, and they were moving. Post-processing included not only adjusting highlights and shadows, but also specific colors, such as for sky, feathers, or pelage.

Flying birds (the first five photographs) often are back-lit against the sky. Monkeys in trees or leaping between branches might as well be birds, as far as the camera is concerned.

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All photographs are © 2016 by Aaron M. Ellison, all rights reserved. For permission to use or reproduce any of these images, or to purchase a print, please contact me.

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